Area Attractions

Texas A&M Universitywww.visitaggieland.com
From humble beginnings in 1876 as Texas’ first public institution of higher learning, to a bustling 5,000-acre campus with a nationally recognized faculty, Texas A&M University is one of a select few universities with land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant designations. With an enrollment of about half men and half women, 25 percent of the freshman class are the first in their family to attend college. Here, 38,000-plus undergraduates and more than 9,000 graduate students have access to world-class research programs and award-winning faculty. Texas A&M has two branch campuses, one in Galveston, Texas, and one in the Middle Eastern country of Qatar.

George Bush Presidential Library and Museumbushlibrary.tamu.edu
The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum is located on a ninety-acre site on the West Campus of Texas A&M University. The Library and Museum is situated on a plaza adjoining the Presidential Conference Center and the Texas A&M Academic Center. It operates under the administration of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) under the provisions of the Presidential Libraries Act of 1955.

Messina Hof Winery & Resortwww.messinahof.com
Messina Hof Winery & Resort, a Texas vineyard established in 1977 by Paul and Merrill Bonarrigo, is rooted in the union of two family heritages. Winemaker Paul Bonarrigo’s family dates back seven
generations to Messina, Sicily. Merrill’s family is from Hof, Germany.

Stroll through the vineyard. Smell the roses. Sit by the waterfall. Relax with a glass of crisp Riesling or rich Shiraz. Indulge in fresh vineyard cuisine. Linger over candlelit conversation. Enjoy a quiet evening among friends or with the one you love.

We invite you on this journey and hope that we may share with you the romance and tradition of Messina Hof here in the heart of Texas and agricultural center of the Brazos Valley.

Blue Bell Creamerieswww.bluebell.com
It all started on a hot summer day when local farmers decided to establish the Brenham Creamery Company and make butter from excess cream brought in by area farmers. A few years later, the creamery began making ice cream and delivering it to neighbors by horse and wagon. It was in 1930 that the company changed its name to Blue Bell Creameries after the native Texas bluebell wildflower.

Lake Bryanwww.lakebryan.com